Nicolas and Padilla shake hands as a sign of partnership commitment. Also in photo are M.I.S.D. Director Engr. Romeo M. Rosas II (left) and PhilHealth’s OIC-Vice President for Member Management, Alberto C. Manduriao.

One-Stop Online Portal for OFWs Now Features PhilHealth Benefits and Services


OVERSEAS Filipino workers now have additional avenues through which they may learn more about their health care coverage under the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP).

Through an agreement signed between the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), OFWs may now access a one-stop online portal to get the latest updates, advisories, features and other information materials pertaining to their PhilHealth membership.

Best Nations for Doing Business: PHL is 82nd


ANILA, Philippines - The Philippines moved up eight places to rank 82nd out of 146 countries in Forbes' Best Countries for Business List for 2014, up from 90th in the previous year.

Forbes' list ranks nations based on 11 indicators: trade freedom, monetary freedom, property rights, innovation, technology, red tape, investor protection, corruption, personal freedom, tax burden and stock market performance.

P-Noy to Confer Presidential Awards to 33 Outstanding Overseas Filipinos and Organizations


is Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III will honor 33 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 12 countries during the Awarding Ceremonies for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas on December 5, 2014 at the Malacañan Palace. In conferring the Awards, the President will be assisted by Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas, the Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

National Volunteer Month

Call for Participation


he culture of volunteerism is a proud legacy of the Filipinos as a people and as a nation. Service is our way of life, as the practice of bayanihan or mutual cooperation has long been instilled in our consciousness.

Over the years, volunteerism has become instrumental in improving the lives of the needy and marginalized. Volunteers who willingly devote their time and services to others serve as indispensable partners of the nation in the pursuit of social change.